Ramanathapurm district cooperative spinning mill reopened having remained defunct for last 10 yrs

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2015-03-05 16:00:00 – Tamil Nadu

The Ramanathapuram District Cooperative Spinning Mill was reopened on Wednesday after modernisation programme at a cost of Rs.28.02 crore after having remained defunct for the last 10 years. This mills was started exclusively for Dalits during former Chief Minister’s M.G. Ramachandran’s regime in 1982.

Minister for Handlooms and Textiles S. Gokula Indira inaugurated the trial run of the mills located at Achankulam in Kamudhi taluk in the presence of Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare S Sundararaj, Principal Secretary, Hanlooms and Textiles Harmander Singh, Director, Handloom and Textiles T N Venkatesh and Collector K Nanthakumar.

The mill which became defunct about 10 years ago owing to labour problem and other factors was modernized based on the suggestions given by the South India Textiles Research Association (SITRA).

The mill would start the commercial production by next month with the installed capacity of 12,096 spindles and would produce about 3,700 kg of cone yarn and hank yarn per day.

Its Managing Director P. Srinivasan said that the grey yarn would be supplied to the government for distribution to the cooperative societies which produced saris, dhoties and school uniforms for free distribution,



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